Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?